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went out the emergency exit, propping open the door behind him. 24-year-old james eagan holmes was apparently gearing up for an action scene of his own. police say he had with him a smith & wesson assault rifle, a remington pump action shotgun and two glock semiautomatic pistols. 12:39, this was the scene on the screen, christian bale acting opposite michael caine, as holmes came back through the emergency exit wearing a gas mask. witnesses say he threw a green canister into the crowd, filling the theater with smoke. >> your eyes are burning. makes you want to close them. you can't breathe. makes you want to cough. >> reporter: as though re-enacting a scene from a "dark knight" comic, witnesses say holmes fired into the air and then started shooting into the crowd. >> first clear sign it is when the guy sitting next to me got shot in the chest. >> the bullet cases falling on my forehead, singeing my forehead. i remember thinking, i'm not going to die in here, me and my kids, we're not going to die in here, i need to get them out. >> at that point he has a rifle in my face. >> t
, james holmes, he is in police custody. we expect to see him for the first time monday for his first court appearance. let's stay on the suspect for right now. investigators are still waiting to get into his apartment. looking through the window they found an arsenal and they found booby-traps. our poppy harlow is at the complex. poppy, good morning to you. how long will it be until police can get into the apartment? do we know? >> we now have an answer to that. this just coming into nick valencia. frank is with the aurora police department, gary. he tells us that the fire department here, along with atf, will be returning to the residence of james holmes, right behind my right shoulder here, at around 7:00 a.m. local time. that's two hours from now, in colorado. it's not clear whether they're going to be allowed or plan to go into the apartment but they will come back here on scene. we will certainly be trying to talk to them. the reason with he don't know whether they will go in or not is because of how vexing, perplexing a situation this is. as i look at the apartment of james hol
>> . >> estos son los "titulares". >> james holmes es el hombre que atentó contra muchas personas en el cine, le tenemos el perfil del sospechoso y desde los Ángeles el efecto que esto ha tenido en quienes visitan las salas de cinesn todo el país. >> este es su noticiero univisión con lilia calderón y enrique acevedo. >> vamos a comenzar con el epicentro de la tragedia donde james holmes disparó contra las personas que estaban en un cine, 12 han muertos y más de 50 personas heridas, vamos con los detalles. >> buenas noches. >> buenas noches enrique y estamos frente al lugar donde ocurrió la tragedia y la policía no nos permite acercarnos más y aunque la verdad es que para muchos de ellos no olvidarán esto. >> quienes viven en colorado están tratando de ver por qué paso esto, en la conferencia de prensa de la policía no dio respuestas. >> (habla en inglés). >>eel papa jefe dijo que las cuatro armas las compró. >;> dijo que nunca había visto tanto arsenal, james holmes fue arrestado minutos después de la masacre, hirió a más de 70, 11 en estado critico y 12 mue
. >> reporter: another neighbor said the holmes family was nice and outstanding. >> breaks my heart. >> reporter: holmes left san diego after high school attending the university of california in river side about 90 miles north o the city. the university confirms he graduated with a neuroscience degree in 2010. holmes' mother arlene still lives in the home. holmes father robert left the home escorted by police. >> as you can understand, the holmes family is very upset about all of this. it's a tragic event and it's taken everyone by surprise. >> that was christine haas from san diego. the hours and days to come, we will be discovering a lot more about james holmes. he went to colorado and was in the process of dropping out of the neuroscience department at the university of colorado in which he enrolled in june of last year. the university would not say if any particular event led to his withdrawal. police say he bought the four weapons legally in the past three months. those weapons were used in this shooting in aurora. >> we tracked down holmes' uncle in caramel. kimber kimberly? >> reporter:
condition at local hospitals. the alleged gunman, 24-year-old james eagan holmes, is in the county jail, reportedly in solitary confinement for his own safety. his first court appearance is scheduled for monday morning. today, police began their search of his apartment after detonating an explosive device holmes had left inside, and authorities say that video shows him picking up a shipment of 150 pounds of ammunition. and new pictures of holmes have also emerged. in a summer lab program for premed college students in san diego where he grew up. that was six years ago. we have a team of correspondents working this story tonight, looking at those lives cut short, those who survived, and the investigation. joining me first is barry petersen with what we're learning about some of those who died. barry. >> reporter: the effort today has been to identify the dead. so far names of 11 of the 12 victims, and the release of every name is news that is devastating to family and friends. on his '27th birthday, alex sullivan had much to celebrate-- his coming one-year wedding anniversary, and from t
accelerants left inside. the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes, will be spending tonight in a county jail in suburban denver. he's scheduled to appear in court monday morning. a couple of hours ago, police disclosed holmes received what they call a, quote, high volume of deliveries in recent months. they think that's how he amassed the huge amount of ammunition for his attacks. cnn's ed lavendera is just outside the holmes' apartment complex in aurora. and what are the police and the bomb squads doing right now? >> reporter: well, wolf, it's been a very active last few hours here in this neighborhood. that red brick building you see behind me just to the left of that white truck, that is the building where 24-year-old james holmes lived. and that was where the apartment was that was trapped. they've spent a great deal of time. you heard that explosion. that was deliberately set off by the bomb squad here to begin to try to begin the process of dismantling the trip wires and what they call a very sophisticated setup inside that apartment that could have been very deadly. b
la tragedia donde ches. . james holmes disparó contra las personas que estaban en un cine, 12 han muertos y más de 50 personas heridas, vamos con los detalles. >> buenas noches. >> buenas noches enrique y estamos frente al lugar donde ocurrió la tragedia y la policía no nos permite acercarnos más y aunque la verdad es que para muchos de ellos no olvidarán esto. >> quienes viven en colorado están tratando de ver por qué paso esto, en la conferencia de prensa de la policía no dio respuestas. >> (habla en inglés). >>eel papa jefe dijo que las cuatro armas las compró. >;> dijo que nunca había visto tanto arsenal, james holmes fue arrestado minutos después de la masacre, hirió a más de 70, 11 en estado critico y 12 muertos. >> ella estaba con sus dos hijas. >> ella solo atino a correr, la niña se cayó pero ella la arresto hasta la puerta. >> entre ellos estaba este joven que se salvo. >> yo estaba en el piso, tratando de proteger a mi hermana y amigos, pero no los podía encontrar, todos querían salir. >> mientras se busca un motivo que busque dar motivo a quien no
holmes is under arrest. ste police say that he booby trapped his apartment before heading to the theater to carry out the attack. we have a team of correspondents orvering this rapidly developing loory, including the biggest mystery of all, the motive. first we'll turn to barry petersen. >> reporter: for theater goers this started as a very special asght for the many fans of batman movies. the suspect bought a ticket for ale 12:05 a.m. special premier. law enforcement sources tell us holmes dyed his hair like batman's foe, the joker. >> i was in the second row. porteporter: shortly after the vivie began, corbin date saw someone get up and leave through an emergency exit. >> i noticed a guy who was sitting to the far right went out to the emergency exit, which is unusual. >> reporter: parked outside the door was holmes' car. inside, an arsenal. he put on a helmet, bullet-proof vest, leg protection and armed himself. >> an a.r.-15 assault rifle, a remington 870 shotgun, 12 gauge shotgun, and a .40 caliber glock handgun. >> reporter: aurora police chief dan oates. >> i imagine i will be ask
. first we'll go to adam housley just a block or so away from james holmes' apartment and you've been hearing the explosions there, tell us more. >> that's right, we're block or so from the apartment complex, step away and give you the vantage point. the hook and ladder truck is have taken individuals to the third story apartment where james holmes has booby trapped the place. the aurora police department say they've been successful so far on a number of things. they've had three explosions, the first two hours ago, sounded like you were far away from a fireworks display. e he ago was a loud bang and it was significant. you had everybody taking cover beforehand and then the explosion took place. we're told all three were significantly successful for the aurora police department or atf, for fbi, for the massive number of agencies out here dealing with this. what they had to do was basically find a starting point to get into this apartment. the entire apartment is booby trapped from floor to ceiling, there are wires all over the place and cook bottles filled with liquids and balloons w
studying for some meaning, how did james holmes, just 16 there, become the 24-year-old grad student who called himself "the joker." across the country, abc news is on this story and david muir is starting our coverage of what happened in that theater minute by minute. david. >> diane, good evening. this is the movie theater behind me in aurora, colorado. it is incredible to think last night those theaters were sold out. so many moviegoers excited to see batman. they saw a real life horror scene play out in front of them. they carried out the bodies of the dead just moments ago. these are the terrifying moments captured on a cellphone. the chaos that unfolded minutes into the new "batman" movie. >> what's happening? >> oh my god. >> reporter: moviegoers thought the first signs of smoke in that theatre were all part of the premiere. but soon patrons were racing from the theatre covered in blood. it all began as a night of anticipation. four sold out theatres in aurora, colorado -- just outside denver. some people dressed as characters from the film. some tweets from those arriving -- it's
was that the door to the apartment of james holmes was set and this was a quote, to kill the first person that it opened-- that opened it and we know that the neighbor almost opened that door and we also know at that police almost opened that door and thankfully no one did because it would have set off a situation that would have killed or maimed a number of people. and the evacuation, police are happy with the evacuation situation, a block or two around the apartment complex totally removed and nobody there except for bomb technicians and emergency personnel and we expect more explosions according to the aurora police department as they continue to make their way through the apartment and try to somehow secure everything inside without any significant damage to evidence or surrounding apartments, guys. >> indeed, adam. because hopefully this will be many answers inside of that apartment. and as. >> reporter: absolutely. >> air talking how the controlled explosions and detonations have been taking place. fortunately, they have been going very well, by all accounts the folks there on the
shooting but they are confident the gunman acted alone. >> reporter: james holmes was arrested peacefully. >> police officers found thegonman in the back -- the gunman in the back of the theater. >> reporter: he was carrying a one ar-15, a remington 870 shotgun and two 40-caliber glock handguns. >> wearing the full armor. arm pads and leg pads. >> a helmet, a vest, tactical. places to put all kinds of gear and clips and it was bullet proof. >> reporter: police got a surprise. >> he had his hair painted red. he said he was the joker. >> reporter: in fact, some of the people in the theater believed he was part of the show. >> it was during a shoot out scene. >> reporter: he bought a ticket, left through an emergency door and properred itope -- propped it open and came back and opened fire. >> no one could see anything. >> i was terrified. i dove into the aisle and he started shooting people behind me. >> there was this one guy on all four crawling, there was a girl spitting up blood. >> i just got out and there was a moment where my daughter tripped tripped and i was dragging her. >> report
of colorado, said to be a san diego native to start off with. james eagan holmes. he arrived apparently according to police after much planning. he was suited out from head to toe in tactical gear, carrying multiple weapons. imagine this. inside this state-of-the-art theater, this premiere movie, so many of the people in that theater had no other way of knowing that this wasn't somehow part of the presentation until it was clear the gas canister he fired off was real to suppress the crowd and the rounds coming from his weapons were real. our team is here assembled to cover this story. let's begin with what happened with nbc's miguel almaguer. >> 315 and 314 for a shooting at century theaters. >> reporter: the emergency calls flooded in as hundreds rushed out. >> i have people running out of the theater that have been shot. >> reporter: the victims soaked in blood, some carried out by family and friends. police say the gunman, 24-year-old neuro science graduate student james holmes wore body armor and was armed with an assault rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun and two glock hand guns. minutes in
do have to get into james holmes' apartment. when they doll they'll finally recover some evidence, the important question, in understanding this, what happened to james holmes and what caused him to do what he allegedly did. it's easy enough to know what help was, a gifted student and all that, but how he became what he supposedly, reportedly, allegedly became, still just a suspect at this point. it won't be known until they start taking evidence and inventory of what's in his apartment and analyze us a thl. as i said, that will resume in about two hours. meantime, holmes is not talking to the cops, not cooperating at all. he's asked for an attorney and due for his first court appearance monday morning. >> he did identify himself at the joker at the outset. can you confirm those reports? >> reporter: that's what police have said and the observation was made by new york city police commissioner that that may be what he was attempting to prove, his identity for some reason, but i can't make that direct connection and i think it's a little risky at this point to do that. could that b
. >> and right now, police and the atf are at suspect james holmes' apartment building. we have some live pictures for you now. they're trying to figure out how they're going to get inside and get past those booby traps that they say he set. shock, anger and disbelief as the community tries to make sense of a mass shooting inside a crowded movie theater. it was supposed to be a night of fun. 12 people are dead, 58 others injured. and the cover of today's "denver post" sums up the feeling here -- "our hearts are broken." ♪ how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me ♪ >> hundreds of people came together last night in front of the theater in vajil to mourn and remember those lost. and we're still learning more about the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes. take a look at this picture. it comes from the adult sex site adultsfriendfinder. police believe this may be a picture of holmes, but investigators haven't confirmed it. sources did say, though, that holmes dyed his hair red before the attack. our poppy harlow is at holmes' apartment building where police and the atf, as we just sho
, adultfriendfinder. police believe that this is james holmes, the suspect in the shooting. but investigators haven't been able to confirm that yet. sources did say that holmes had died his hair red before the attack. police and federal investigators are gathered at james holmes' apartment right now. they've been there for a couple of days. inside, they have been able to see booby traps. this place is rigged. a sophisticated and potentially deadly setup. and so far they have just been able to get a peek inside, but our poppy harlow has been bringing us some new details this morning. she's been speaking with law enforcement. poppy, how sophisticated do they say this setup is? >> reporter: very sophisticateed, relatively speaking, for someone who is not believed to be an expert this at this. they told me, a law enforcement official just told me this morning, randi, this is a unique situation. not something that they typically see. that he showed some expertise in setting this up. this was certainly not, quote, crude. what they also told me that was very disturbing is that the explosive devices found
explosives. nearby residents evacuated. the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes, arraigned on monday. police say he purchased 6,000 rounds of ammunition and four guns in the weeks before the attack. however, the motive remains unknown. the shooting left 12 people dead, 58 injured many of them seriously. let's go now to the tense scene outside the apartment and the dell tis attempt to get inside and search for more evidence. late yesterday the chief described what's inside that apartment. >> it is a very vexing problem, how to enter that apartment safely. i personally have never seen anything like what the pictures show us is in there. i'm a layman when it comes to bomb stuff. i see an awful lot of wires, trip wires, jars full of ammunition. jars full of liquid. some things that look like mortar rounds. >> nbc's mike taibbi is there live for us. mike, with an early good morning to you, what's the latest from the scene? >> reporter: good morning, alex. yeah, i spoke with a couple police officers from aurora a few minutes ago who said in about two hours the attempt to enter the apartment pt res
. holmes was apprehended outside, in a white hyundai in the back of the theater. >>> good evening i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and i'm frank somerville. for most of us it's unfathomable. a man armed to the teeth looking to do damage. amber lee is live in san jose to show us the mood at bay area theaters that are showing the dark knight rises. but our coverage begins with the movie that did not go as scripted. >> reporter: this graphic illustrates what some folks said as the smoke spread and they saw a silhouette on the screen of the gunman. at first they thought it was a part of the movie. then reality hit with the movies. >> we thought it was part of the movie, there was a shoot out scene. >> there was this one guy who was on all fours crawling. there was this girl spitting up blood. there were bullet holes in some people's backs, some people's arms. >> the first thing we see is a 14 or 15-year-old girl with bullets in her chest and her head, she was about to die there. >> reporter: her injured daughter has been releaseed from the hospital. >> people were running away. i hit the ground so i wou
>> reporter: the gunman identified by investigators, 24-year-old james holmes fired into the air and then he fired his weapon into the crowd. >> there's gunshots and there's women and children screaming and it was really terrifying. >> reporter: when the chaos and killing ended, at least 12 people were dead, 59 injured. >> most of the injuries were gunshot wounds and they appeared to be certainly high caliber. >> reporter: police say holmes was armed with an assault rifle shotgun, he was found at the rear of the theater and apparently gave up without a fight. telling investigators that his apartment was booby-trapped. as the investigation continues, holmes' family in san diego has released a written statement which says in part, our hearts go out to those who were involved in this tragedy and to the family and friends of those involved. the faces of those lost in the shooting are now coming to light. people like jessica ghawi, an aspiring sportscaster, who had recently moved from san antonio to denver. so many struggling, like investigators here to understand how and why it happe
a visibles dentro y fuera de los cines, y poner más atención en la película de batman, ya que james holmes abrió fuego en dicha película en colorado . >> siempre hay una preocupación sobre el imitador, que quiere hacer lo mismo, así que pondremos atencio . >> todo el mundo tiene miedo, con la situación que ocurre,actos de violencia pueden confundir a la comunidad . >> si tu dejas a la persona que ves todos los días, sin un brazo o que lo mataron, tu dices, cuando me toca a mi?. >> en montgomerry, aumentaron la vigilancia, de washington, . >> el sospechoso de la masacre vivio en salinas california . >> los padres de james holmes lamentan lo ocurrido, y piden respeto . >> vecinos de la familia holmes lamentan lo ocurrido, sobre todo a una familia tan buena . >> la vocera de la policía de san diego confirmo que era el padre de james holmes, toda la familia holmes, excepto el padre estaban en su casa, su corazón están con las familias de los afectados en la tragedia . >> vecinos se preguntaban, que paso?. >> Él era un niño bueno, que crecio en tranquilidad. >> ante esta tragedia, el
it. sources did say, though, that holmes dyed his hair red before the attack. our poppy harlow is at holmes' apartment building where police and the atf, as we just showed you, are on the scene, and nick valencia is learning more about the victims. let's start with nick. nick, you have some information about the victims of this tragedy, more names coming in this morning. >> we do. we're getting details that slowly and slowly are trickling into the cnn newsroom. if you were tuned into the last hour, our pentagon correspondent barbara starr confirming staff sergeant jesse childress of the u.s. air force. if you remember, randi, four servicemen in all shot and wounded early friday morning in the aurora, colorado, movie theater shooting, but we've just confirmed staff sergeant jesse childress of california. he was a member of the air force reserve, active duty. his family telling cnn that they were notified at about 1:00 a.m. this morning of his death. john larimer, petty officer with the u.s. navy, also among the list of deceased that cnn has been able to independently confirm. he
. police believe 24-year-old james holms calmly watched the movie along with everybody else. then got up and used the cell phone. went outside to get his weapons and gear up with bullet proof vest. ballistic helmet. gas mask and gear covering his throat legs and tactical glove gloves. holms went back inside to the front of the theater and rurld 2 green cap sisters. >> then i saw plumes of smoke. >> then he shot up in the air and everybody started to to pap ick at that point. he came down with the gun in my face 3 feet away from me at that poin point. i was terrified so i just jumped forward that the aisle and kind of buried myself in there and tried to just hide myself. ended up shooting behind me. at that moment i remember thinking i'm not going to die in here. me and my kids are not going to die in hereism it was just chaos. >>reporter: marched up and down the aisle using arsenal. shotgun block pistols and only stopped to reload. minutes later police captured him in the parking lot. but still not over. police using robot trying to get in the suspect apartment. he warned of
. police are still 30 minutes away from getting back to work on james holmes's apartment. probably 1:30 now we're being told, 7:00 mountain time, 9:00 eastern time. holmes is the suspect in the horrific shooting that killed 12 people in colorado. police say the apartment is booby-trapped and it may take days to get inside. ♪ this was the scene last night in front of the theater where the shooting took place. this morning the names of the victims are starting to come out. we'll have more on the victims throughout this morning. let's get you out to aurora right now where jim spellman is standing by outside the theater. jim, are police expected back this morning to keep going through the building? >> yeah. police are still on site. surrounding this movie theater there are still cars from patrons who went to see bahtman movie. police had to go through and make sure none of that was involved in the crime scene. they were able to get the last of the bodies out as they were ale to process the crime spree. they have notified all families. we expect those names later this morning. >> we saw video,
have died, 58 wouned. eight remain in contract call condition. the suspect, james holmes is in isolation. the suspect received guns and bullets for months. our team is on the story tonight with thank you details about the suspect, those who dies and about the survivors who have defied even the doctors. we begin with the operation at the apartment that continues at this hour. tonight, federal authorities have joined the local police here, trying to carefully break through the gunman's trap. bomb squads care if i taking apart the apartment. one of those explosives being disarmed. we found police tape and patrols surrounding the neighborhood for blocks. four buildings evacuated. wanted to give you a sense of all this. this is the suspect's building. the third floor. you can see the fire ladder up there over the building. the heavy, heavy police presence. authorities are going in. they have police tape for several blocks. the media is kept on the sidewalk here. we go inside the apartment. one of the gunman's neighbors. to power goes out the this mother frightened for her chil
the mechanisms that he had put together, james holmes had put together to set off the stuff inside the apartment. once they did that, now they go in to each device that's individually there. what they're going to do is bring in a dump truck eventually and take out all those devices and put them in this dump truck can take them out to the east part of town and destroy them out there. then they'll go through a lot more investigative work inside his apartment, specifically. we know there was at least 30 home made grenades, but more than 30 bombs inside becauses there were a number of bottles of liquid and he had a bunch of different powders and things that if mixed together would cause a fire, basically. he was going to try to burn this place down, try to kill the person who opened the front door and that would set off a fire storm. that's with they believe he had tried to put in place and thankfully that did not happen. i want to show you other video we shot earlier today about the investigative work that's being donely. the atf, f.b.i. are both here, as well as local authorities. atf and f.b.i.
that say gone but not forgotten. meanwhile, across town you have investigators at james holmes boobie trapped apartment where he had a more elaborate plan for violence. it was chaos inside of a packed movie theater after a heavily armed gunman threw grenades and started shooting. >> we have a number of people dead inside of the theater. >> reporter: aurora police refused to comment on reports that the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes, had his hair painted red and called himself the joker. police said he was dressed head to toe in body armor and wore a gas mask. the suspect pointed a gun directly at jennifer's face. >> i didn't know what to do. i crawled into the aisle and waited for him to go into the stairs. >> reporter: he fired an assault rifle, a shotgun and at least one handgun during the attack. some of the shots went through the walls into another theater. the man in a blood soaked shirt and a child in a batman costume were among hundreds who made it out alive. cor bon dates was sitting in the second row. >> i felt the caps from the bullet burn my leg. >> reporter: the univers
: the suspect, james holmes, will appear in court on monday. one big question for police, finding a motive for one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. adam housley is live on the scene for us in aurora, colorado. >> we might find more out about that admission of what he has done or what really drove him to do this, what's inside this apartment complex behind me. authorities said even if they find or even if he has told them before he got a lawyer, they won't tell us. they'll wait and do that in a court of law. you know they're getting at evidence inside. let me give you a look at what's happening inside. the ladder truck put its ladder down. that's significant because it means they no longer have to hoist anybody in. they can now walk in. they've been inside the apartment from james holmes now for three or four hours. they have an assessment team inside. what they're doing now is all the trip wires have been taken down. all the significant threats have been taken away. but there are still very delicate areas in the apartment. they're going through very tediously, very meticulous w
. and suspected gunman james holmes. people who knew him are also speaking out now and a new photo posted on a sex website may be that of hole am with red hair there. we'll tell you how that could impact this investigation. the community gathers in prayer to remember the 12 lives lost in the tragedy and 38 in all injured. all right. that's where we begin. we're learning more about the victims. cnn's nick valencia is here with some of their stories. we understand the police department will be revealing a long list of all the victims. they haven't done that thus far. we're expecting that momentarily. but what can you tell us about the victims that we're learning more about? >> the list of those wounded and deceased will be released later on today at 2:00 p.m. press conference. we hope to get those names sooner. but cnn's been able to confirm half of those deceased. we'll start with the latest information we have. staff sergeant jesse chilledldr of california. his family notified late this morning at 1:00 a.m. of his passing. he was an active duty air force member. he was among four actually u.s. ser
at this time. >> authorities say 24-year-old james egan holmes bought a ticket to the midnight opening of "dark knight rises." as the theater went dark, he was seen on his cell phone exiting through the emergency door. a federal law enforcement official believes holmes then put on the bullet proof gear, returned through the exit door, which had been propped open, and started shooting. in all, 71 people were shot. at this hour, 12 people are dead. ten of those victims died inside the theater. two others died later at area hospitals, survivors are now speaking out. >> i just grabbed my daughter and just got her out as fast as i could. just ran out. i didn't turn around, i didn't look behind me. i just got out and there was a moment where my daughter tripped and i pulled her up and was dragging her. i was thinking, we just got to get out. i got to get out the doors. and even if i just fall dead, just get my kedz out of here. it was so horrible. >> police found holmes near his car parked in the back of that theater. aurora police chief dan oates said police are confident he acted alone and that he
to doing that, opening the door to the apartment of this man, 24-year-old james holmes, a man that police say spent the past few months stockpiling weapons and ammunitions -- am mu mission, i should say -- ammunition i should say with a plan targeting men, women and children gathered together for fun in the theater bea hind me me -- behind me watching the latest batman movie. police say safety is their main priority as they delicately try to figure out how to get into holmes' apartment and disarm what appear to be explosives and insydney ary devices inside. here is the chief of police. >> our investigation determined that his apartment is booby-trapped with various insidniary chemical devices and apparent trip wires. we have an active and difficult scene there. >> adam house she live outside the uh -- adam howsley is live outside the apartment complex. >> we will give alive look. wree a block away. we are not down wind. we are up wind from where this explosion could take place. this is the way the scene has been for 24 hours now, maybe a little longer. you can seat fire equipment here, st
delicately try to figure out how to get into holmes' apartment and disarm what appear to be explosives and insydney ary devices inside. here is the chief of police. >> our investigation determined that his apartment is booby-trapped with various insidniary chemical devices and apparent trip wires. we have an active and difficult scene there. >> adam house she live outside the uh -- adam howsley is live outside the apartment complex. >> we will give alive look. wree a block away. we are not down wind. we are up wind from where this explosion could take place. this is the way the scene has been for 24 hours now, maybe a little longer. you can seat fire equipment here, stationary, the hook and ladder truck outside. they just put up a tent so some of the bomb technicians can get out of the sun and go through the plan here. there are a number of federal agencies here, local agencies, fire trucks, ambulances, the entire area has been evacuated. five apartment buildings have been evacuated. we are by the nearest apartment that was not evacuated. everybody is trying to see wha
they definitely feel like the most troubling aspects and the most troubling devices they found in james holmes' apartment have been diffused and they want to remove those devices and take them to secure locations so if there need to be other det nations and taken apart and dismantled they can do that in more secure environments instead of this apartment. now what happens is the collection of evidence. authorities here want to go through his belongings and his computers and that sort of thing trying to find any kind of evidence that would help him explain how he prepared and what led to this massacre in aurora, colorado, so all of that work continues. we're seeing the local firefighters that were here starting to clean up the hoses that were brought in as a precaution, but all of the investigators and bomb technicians are still here. they say there still is several more hours of work to do inside that apartment and the material that they want to get out. they also want to begin assessing just exactly what james holmes put in there. they weren't exactly sure what kind of materials he had been us
que supuestamente james holmes lanzo un tipo de gas e inmediatament e comenzo a disparar a los asistentes creando caos y panico... take half slab 1 ---el saldo hasta el momento es de 12 muertos y por lo menos 59 heridos entre ellos una bebe de tres meses... ---segun la policia, despues de cometer la atrocidad, el sospechoso se entrego sin ninguna resistencia a la policia... take half slab 2 ---al entregarse, las autoridades le decomisaron dos pistolas "glock" una escopeta, y un rifle de asalto ar-15... topvo ---tras ser arrestado, el sospechoso dijo que en su departamento tenia explosivos, y hasta esta tarde la policia no ha podido registrar su vivienda porque dicen que esta llena de trampas que podrian llevar a una poderosa y mortal explosion... ---el edificio, no muy lejos del lugar de la tragedia, tuvo que ser evacuado como medida precautoria... stop open roll cobertura especial open cu - anchor ---continuamos nuestra cobertura especial en equipo con jaime peluffo quien nos tendra el perfil del sospechoso, pero comenzamos con pilar nino quien nos tiene la reaccion de la gent
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that holmes, what he did, what he created and it took time and effort to do it. that he wasn't doing it on spur of the moment. it's some kind of insanity situation so. that was very proper and takes time. then, today, coroner will identify those bodies and do toxology and see what were in the gases inhaled by the people. taking from holmes rngs police will to see if he was in any drugs. >> and i'm anxious to find out. he made a statement outside saying his apartment was booby trapped. i'm curious what statements he made if he did. and i assume we'll hear that later. >> yes. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and straight ahead, you thought it was a prank. that was, until a suspect pulled a gun, you'll hear a survivor, next. >> he pulled out a gun and that just when it got real. >>> chaos outside of a colorado movie theater. a scene so violent that movie goers didn't think it was real. fans thought fire alarms and smoke were just part of the film but it was all too real. we spoke with andrew bowers and lance barns. they survived this shooting. >> i suppose good news is that both of you ma
spree in colorado. here's what we know right now. police are saying this man, 24- year-old james holmes, open fire inside of a movie theater. in all, 70 victims and 12 people who were killed. eyewitness news has complete coverage, we have the latest from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: well, the victims of this massacre have been identified and family members have been told if their loved ones were among those killed or wounded. at this hour, 24 people are still in the hospital, 11 in critical condition. candles flickered throughout the night for the victims in the theater sheeter. matt's fiance is on life support. >> it makes no sense. >> reporter: tom sullivan spent the day trying to find his son. >> we're looking for him. >> reporter: and then late friday night, the family was notified alex sullivan was killed. he was celebrating his 27th birthday with a midnight screening of the "dark knight rises," when this man, 24-year- old james holmes threw gas canisters into the theater and started shooting. >> at the time, i thought it was fireworks and then i was hit here. >> reporter: st
at the apartment where suspected mass murderer james holmes lived. listen. and it could have been much worse. bomb squad technicians and dozens of federal agents spending a tense day removing trip wires, disarming a series of ex-ploy suvs that police say were meant to seriously hurt or kill whoever first entered that apartment. >> make no mistake, okay. this apartment was designed i say based on everything i have seen to kill whoever entered it, okay. and who was most likely to enter that location after he planned and eastboun executed s horrific crime? it firefightersing t was goinge officer. if you think we are angry we sure as hell are hang fry. what happened to our city and the wonderful people that live here and what he threatened to do to one of our police officers. >> holmes' down stairs neighbor almost walked into that trap. around midnight thursday night she heard techno music booming upstairs and went to holmes third floor apartment to tell him to quiet down and put her hand on the doornorthbound and says she realized it would open but her instants told her to walk away. >> something tol
colleagues have spoken to the woman that lives just below james holmes and is obviously one of the people that had been evacuated. she explained to us the night of the shooting that there was loud music emerging from james holmes apartment and that she had gone up there to knock on the door and at one point had called authorities to let them know about that, but they said they were too busy with the shooting and they couldn't spare someone to come over here and do that, but she said the door was unlocked and told us the door was unlocked. obviously, she's very emotional about the fact she easily could have opened up that door and who knows what would have happened if she had done that. so luckily, for her, she decided not to do that and went back downstairs, but a lot of this area remains cordoned off and remains shut down. at one point, it would allow authorities to come back and james holmes' apartment, that will be shut down for quite some time and i'm not sure whether the surrounding areas will be opened up here in the coming days. obviously, the people whoive around this area are pro
. it was so horrible. >> police found holmes near his car parked in the back of that theater. aurora police chief dan oates said police are confident he acted alone and that he used an ar-15 assault rifle. a remington 870 12-gauge shotgun and a 40 caliber glock hand gun. another was found inside holmes' car. >> we believe as part of this assault, mr. holmes set off two devices to distract the crowd. they ignited in some form and released some sort of irritant or smoke. the suspect was dressed all in black. he was wearing a ballistic helmet, a tactical ballistic vest, ballistic leggings, a throat protector, and a groin protector and a gas mask. and black tactical gloves. >> law enforcement official tells nbc news hat holmes-hair was dyed red when he was arrested this morn. i ing. he told police he was the joker. all of his guns were purchased legally. they were purchased from two national chains, gander mountain and bass pro shop. he was a ph.d. candidate studying neuroscience. his apartment was rigged with explosives, but now is not cooperating with authorities and has retained legal counse
half hour or so. and right now, investigators are at the apartment of james holmes, the suspected gunman. it is full, we're told, of booby traps and explosives and trip wires. they may actually send in robots to gather more video. they've already done that once yesterday. so, let's start with new information about the victims this morning. nick valencia is following that for us in atlanta. nick, what is the latest? >> good morning, randi. we just got off the phone with the aurora police department, and we had expected to get that list, as you'd mentioned, within a matter of minutes here in the 10:00 eastern hour. unfortunately, the police now are saying they're pushing that back, and they do have a 2:00 p.m. local/4:00 p.m. eastern press conference scheduled as well as that other media briefing with the police department, where our poppi harlow is, the location where suspect james holmes lived, but that's the latest. for now, we have five victims, five names of the deceased that we've been able to confirm. a short time ago, i spoke to the father of one of the victims, john larimer
possessed, he possessed legally. >> police say the heavily armed suspect, james holmes, walked into a theater and opened fire. >> he started shooting people that were trying to escape from that exit. >> 12 were killed and more were wounded than in any shooting in american history. >> i don't ever want to see something like that again. >> but the story is still unfolding as police try to disarm explosive booby traps set in the 24-year-old suspect's apartment. >> complete coverage of the tragedy in aurora on "cbs this morning saturday," july 21, tragedy in aurora on "cbs this morning saturday," july 21, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good saturday morning to all those who are joining us now. still so many unknowns about this tragedy, this horrific heinous crime. we have so much to learn about this massacre and the young man accused of carrying it out. our own jeff glor is in aurora this morning. we will be going to him throughout the broadcast for the very latest. good morning to you, jeff. >> reporter: rebecca, good morning to you. a little more than 24 hours now after
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